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Bliss (edition 2011)

by Lauren Myracle

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Title:Bliss
Authors:Lauren Myracle
Info:Amulet Books (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 480 pages
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Loved this, read it in one day. Thanks to whoever decided to send an advanced copy my way! A full review can be read here: http://readspace.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/review-bliss/ ( )
  susan259 | Jan 21, 2016 |
Loved this, read it in one day. Thanks to whoever decided to send an advanced copy my way! A full review can be read here: http://readspace.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/review-bliss/ ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
Loved this, read it in one day. Thanks to whoever decided to send an advanced copy my way! A full review can be read here: http://readspace.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/review-bliss/ ( )
  susan259 | Jan 20, 2016 |
Bliss is A-List old school horror,think Stephen King's Carrie. This novel opens with hippie love child, Bliss Inthemorningdew, contemplating the upcoming school year. Having previously lived a bohemian lifestyle transferring to an exclusive southern prep school is a bit overwhelming. Bliss is sweet but naive and sees the best in everyone, even those that don't deserve the benefit of the doubt. When Bliss meets Sandy her classmates worn her to steer clear but the two become friends. It soon becomes clear to Bliss that Sandy is unstable but she isn't sure how to safely sever ties. This book has a high creep factor and kept me reading late into the night to see what would happen next. Overall, a great book although the ending was a bit lackluster. Highly recommended to fans of psychological thrillers. 4 stars! ( )
  68papyrus | Feb 12, 2014 |
Bliss, the prequel to Rhymes with Witches, is a truly creepy, yet thoroughly entertaining read. I picked it up late Sunday night and have basically been inhaling it every spare second since then. Bliss is the name of our heroine, a freshman in high school dropped off in Atlanta, GA, to live with her prim grandmother in 1969. Having lived the first 14 odd years of her life with her hippie parents on a commune, Bliss has a lot to learn about the social life of her peers. Determined to stay true to the "love and acceptance" ethos she learned from her parents, Bliss sets out to be nice to everyone--including the school outcast, Sandy Lurlene Lear. (aka Lurl the Pearl from "Rhymes with Witches"). As their friendship progresses, Bliss finds herself increasingly uncomfortable with Sandy's cruel view of the world, and her nasty attitude toward pretty much everyone else. Bliss grows more and more frightened and Sandy grows more and more disgusting and terrifying. Enhancing the creepiness, the Manson family murders have just come to light, and the trials unfold in the background of Bliss's own drama.
A fun read, all in all, though ultimately dark and depressing. I found it surpassed Rhymes with Witches, which was a lot fluffier then Bliss. The contrast is similar to the contrast of early Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes to the later ones. ( )
  KristySP | Apr 21, 2013 |
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With deep and abiding love, I blame this one entirely on my mother.
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Grandmother won't tolerate occultism, even of the nose-twitching sort made so adorable by Samantha Stevens, so I'm not allowed to watch Bewitched.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810970716, Hardcover)

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle offers a spine-tingling, unforgettable story of friendship gone very, very wrong.

 

Lauren Myracle brings her keen understanding of teen dynamics to a hypnotic horror story of twisted friendship.

 

When Bliss’s hippie parents leave the commune and dump her at the home of her aloof grandmother in a tony Atlanta neighborhood, it’s like being set down on an alien planet. The only guide naive Bliss has to her new environment is what she’s seen on The Andy Griffith Show. But Mayberry is poor preparation for Crestview Academy, an elite school where the tensions of the present and the dark secrets of the past threaten to simmer into violence. Openhearted Bliss desperately wants new friends, making her the perfect prey of a troubled girl whose obsession with a long-ago death puts Bliss, and anyone she’s kind to, in mortal danger.

 

Lauren Myracle has taken the ubiquitous friendship novel to a new, dark place.

 

F&P level: Z+

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Having grown up in a California commune, Bliss sees her aloof grandmother's Atlanta world as a foreign country, but she is determined to be nice as a freshman at an elite high school, which makes her the perfect target for Sandy, a girl obsessed with the occult.… (more)

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